Tishman_Interviews_Female_war_correspondents_World_War_IIGeneral Guidelines for All Contests

  • All contests are open to writers, worldwide.  Each contest is judged blind.
  • All submissions must be written in English (no translations).
  • The Tishman Review must be a potential first publication for all works submitted. Please do not send us previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere.
  • Please only include a cover letter in the Comments Section area on Submittable. In the cover letter, please identify your work with title(s), corresponding page numbers (for poetry) or word count (for prose), and include a short bio of no more than 50 words.
  • Please make sure you submit your entry under the proper contest entry tab on our Submittable page.  All entries received in the general submission boxes will be treated as such and NOT a contest submission.
  • All entries must be received via Submittable.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Any submission that violates contest guidelines will automatically be disqualified.
  • First place wins $500 and publication.
  • All submissions will be considered for possible publication.
  • The Tishman Review buys First Electronic Publication Rights and Non-Exclusive Print on Demand rights.
  • Your contest entry grants you a complimentary e-book of TTR. This e-book is delivered through Mail Chimp. By entering the contest you are giving us permission to send through Mail Chimp your e-book. If you do not wish to receive this complimentary e-book please email us to cancel: Thank you.

The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize

Edna St. Vincent Millay , “Vincent” to her family, was a Pulitzer-Prize winning author who was perhaps the most respected poet of her time. She is noted for both her dramatic works, including Aria da capo, The Lamp and the Bell, and the libretto composed for an opera, The King’s Henchman, and for such lyric verses as “Renascence” and the poems found in the collections A Few Figs From Thistles, Second April, and The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1923. Her works were a unique marriage between the conventional forms and modernist views, which helped to define a New American Poetry in the 20th century.

  • Entries were accepted from October 1st through November 15th, 2018. This contest is now closed.
  • The Tishman Review is looking for the best poem that captures Millay’s love of not only the lyrical, but the brave and honest spirit her poetry holds.
  • Send up to five poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of five poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet and an additional $15 fee.
  • Winner and accepted for publication entries will be announced by April 30th, 2019 and published in the spring issue of The Tishman Review.
  • Final Judge for the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize is TJ Jarrett. Read more.

The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award

Tillie Olsen was an award-winning short story writer and deeply-committed social activist. The Tishman Review is looking for the best story that captures the spirit of not only the writing of Tillie Olsen but her work to make our world a better place.

  • Your story must contain no more than 5,000 words in standard manuscript format, paginated and with word count on the first page. You may submit as many stories as you wish, but each story must be submitted separately, each with a $15 fee.
  • Entries will be welcome from April 1st to May 30th of 2019.
  • Our judge for this contest will be announced in March of each fiction contest year.
  • Winner will be announced by October 30th and published in our autumn issue.
  • FInal Judge for the Tillie Olsen Short Story Award is the author Valerie Fioravanti. Read more.